Christy Webb of LaVerkin is always up for a challenge.
If there's something that interests her
As the founder, Webb would often write and direct the plays, as well as sew many of the costumes herself.
also loves to cook.
"She is the best cook I know," says Nicholas Wolsleger, who works for Webb
at the photo studio.
Bill Brown, who is taking over many of the administrative duties for the community theater while Webb
gets her photography business off the ground, says his family has also spent a lot of time eating at Webb's house.
believes God put people are on this earth to live and we're not really living if we aren't trying new things.
not one of those people that just likes science and math or only thrives on writing and the arts.
loves it all.
says people can be good at anything they devote themselves to, which is why she
devotes herself to many things.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Webb
also spent three years in Mexico as a child.
mother is Mexican so they lived in a poor fishing village where Webb
attended school on the beach.
teacher used the sand like a chalkboard.
However, the three years in Mexico were difficult because Webb
did not know any Spanish when she
"We learned to speak Spanish basically by being immersed in it," she
is grateful she
had the opportunity to live there because it taught her
about the differences in peoples and cultures.
tries to pass on that understanding to her
and Joe have been married 19 years and have six kids, ages 8 to 18.
studied at both Salt Lake Community College
and Dixie State College
actually met her
husband while hitchhiking.
was living in Salt Lake City at the time but had a boyfriend in St. George.
The boyfriend called and broke up with her
over the phone.
Upset about the method of breakup, Webb
decided to go to St. George and talk with him, but she
needed a ride.
A friend put her
in touch with Joe, a man she
didn't know but one who would become her
"We got to know each other on the drive," she
husband, a computer programmer, share a passion for photography.
They often go on hikes together where he
talents to capture the beauty of nature.
photography usually happens inside her
studio at 204 S. State St. in LaVerkin
says it's important for her
to get to know her
clients so they are more than just a number.
thinks the personal nature of their interactions helps her
reveal the clients' personalities in the photographs.
"I'm not your run-of-the-mill portrait photographer," she
"I want to get the character and personality of the people. ...
I want to see that sparkle in their eyes.'
Like playing the guitar, photography was a former passion that she
Aside from photographing people, Webb
also enjoys animal photography.
The Webbs moved to LaVerkin
eight years ago, in part because her
husband's family lived here.
says they really wanted to get out of the snow and out of the city.
likes small towns better because they are safer and friendlier.
involvement in the community through the theater, she
feels a part of her
"I think we've made our own little footprint here," she
"I think we've made an impact with our theater."
About a year after moving to LaVerkin
discovered little theater in the community building.
Aside from occasional community events, the stage didn't get much use.
"It almost seemed sad," she
approached the city about putting on a play.
says patrons have come from as far as Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to see their shows.
The theater is located in the community building at 111 S. Main St. in LaVerkin
says an eventual goal is to build a new theater building.
Because the shows are free, the budget is extremely tight.
This means they often cannot afford the rights to many shows.
takes familiar theatrical stories and writes her
own plays based on the basic plot or the central characters.
may choose to tell the back-story of one character or turn the villain into the hero.
The community theater is preparing for a show based on Don Quixote in May.
says they invite anyone with an interest in theater - even if it's simply an interest in learning more about theater - to stop by and contribute.
"Everyone's invited," she